Our 2013 - 2014 Season!
Sunday, December 15, 2013
St. Matthias Parish
409 Hemenway St., Marlborough
Soprano: Dana Schnitzer
Mezzo-soprano: Caitlin Felsman
Tenor: Christopher Hutchinson
Baritone: Mark Morgan
Organist: Brett Maguire
An annual Holiday Tradition — Join the Mastersingers and soloists to sing the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah. Come listen or bring/borrow from us a score and sing along in this informal, exhilarating event.
Sunday, March 9 2014
Petite Messe Solenelle- Gioacchino Rossini
St. Mark's School, Southborough
with two pianos, harmonium, and soloists:
Soprano: Andrea Matthews
Mezzo-Soprano: Krista River
Tenor: Charles Blandy
Baritone: Thomas Jones
AVM will perform the original version for two pianos, harmonium, chorus and soloists. Composed in 1863 this was Rossini's last major work. He intended it to be an intimate work and only reluctantly provided orchestration. The orchestrated version was performed only after Rossini's death. Illustrative of Rossini's wit the work is neither 'Petite' (duration is about 75 minutes) nor "Solenelle."
Open rehearsals/auditions for interested new members:
Handel & Gjeilo: Brilliance in Youth
Friday, May 16 2014
Sunrise: Symphonic Mass -Ola Gjeilo
With string orchestra.
Saint Luke the Evangelist Church
70 W. Main Street, Westborough
Written in 2008 and premiered in Oslo that November, this spiritually uplifting work is neither expressly sacred nor secular. It uses the traditional ancient texts even though the titles of the movements are in English: I. The Spheres (Kyrie); II. Sunrise (Gloria); III. The City (Credo); IV. Identity & The Ground (Sanctus). Ola Gjeilo is a young Norwegian composer who moved to New York in 2001 and has been an instant hit with his haunting and expressive choral settings.
Written three centuries earlier than Sunrise, Handel's Dixit Dominus presents a bright contrast with the music of Gjeilo. The brilliance, intensity, energy and dramatic flair of the Baroque operatic movement are very evident in this work, when Handel was only 22. The contrast in youthful perspective between this work and Sunrise (written when Gjeilo was 29) could not be greater.
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